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Anne Carson

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Anne Carson (born Toronto, Ontario June 21, 1950) is a Canadian poet and professor of classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan. She has background in the classics and classical languages, as well as anthropology. She blends ideas and themes from those fields, often modernizing Greek myths or referring to ancient philosophy in her poems and essays. She has written several books, all of which blend the forms of poetry, essay, prose, and non-fiction.

Selected works

  • Eros the Bittersweet
  • Plainwater
  • Glass, Irony, and God
  • Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
  • Economy of the Unlost
  • Men in the Off Hours (Nominated for a Governor General's Award and winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize)
  • The Beauty of the Husband
  • If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho


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